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Rates will harden in 2019—but fears of a false dawn may be real

USA20-12-2018Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Rates will harden in 2019—or at the very least remain stable. That is what our readers believe as they approach the January 1 renewals. But we are also mindful that the Christmas spirit may have made some a little too optimistic.

Why being a small fish is bad—unless insurtech can save you

USA20-12-2018Catastrophe

The disruptive impact of insurtech, consolidation and further severe cat losses dominate the worries of our readers as they reflect on 2018—but they also appear resigned to grappling with such difficulties as the market heads into 2019. Those were some of the findings of the Intelligent Insurer year-end online survey.

Buy, sell, retract, invest in insurtech—a plethora of strategic dilemmas for 2019

Global20-12-2018Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Investors demand everything from growth to investment in technology to diversity these days, and industry CEOs will have it tough in 2019. It is no wonder that the new year’s resolution of some execs is to retire.

Bermuda won’t let up on forging ahead with ILS

Bermuda19-12-2018Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Bermuda will “keep on keepin’ on” and doing what it is doing when it comes to insurance-linked securities (ILS), says Greg Wojciechowski, chief executive officer of the Bermuda Stock Exchange. Here he looks back at 2018 and forward to 2019 as the jurisdiction continues to work hard to develop and keep its solid platform.

Cyber insurance: a not so global market

Europe, North America18-12-2018Cyber

Though cyber risk is a distinctly global threat, the cyber insurance markets in the US and the EU have developed in different directions both in terms of products and pricing. This has consequences for players that are eager to take advantage of the significant growth potential of this line of business, as Intelligent Insurer discovers.

Insurers gear up to grapple with the impact of climate change

Global13-12-2018Christian Wuestner

The earth’s climate could be changing faster than first thought – and definitely faster than insurers would like. This presents great challenges to the industry which needs to address them quickly, Intelligent Insurer discovers.

Incumbents may be falling behind in the insurtech race

Global11-12-2018

As money continues to pour into insurtech ventures, there is evidence that only the big, global technology players and true venture capital firms have pockets deep enough to precipitate true disruption in the insurance space. Simon Hayes investigates where this will leave the incumbent players.

Blockchain’s future in insurance takes shape

Global04-12-2018Property and Casualty (P&C)Christian Wuestner

The re/insurance industry holds high expectations for blockchain technology as an opportunity to increase efficiency of insurance processes, and the future is beginning to take shape with the launch of new platforms and products. Intelligent Insurer reports.

ILS fortifies its position

Global29-11-2018Alternative Risk Transfer (ART), Insurance-linked Securities (ILS)

Issuance volumes of cat bonds fell in the 12 months to June 30, 2018, but this is not a true reflection of the market’s inherent robustness as it continues to mature and evolve, according to Aon’s latest ILS report.

Ensuring innovation is more than a cliché

Global27-11-2018

The numerous challenges the insurance industry faces mean that innovation is critical to tackling them. Rob Bentley of Guy Carpenter, describes how Guy Carpenter is helping its clients manage these challenges—especially the conundrum of insurtech.

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